Senior Product Engineer (Trilingual – Japanese, Chinese, English)


Direct-hire position is available for a senior product engineer fluent in Japanese, Chinese and English at an international automotive supplier in Novi, Michigan.


  • Serve as a point of contact for customers and the Development team on all technical issues concerning Suspension Spring and Stabilizer Bar business: design, testing, manufacturing, quality, etc.
  • Responsible for all aspects of design and development activities in cooperation with the manufacturing plant in China for Chinese local customers which also includes technical communication with headquarters in Japan and other Group companies.
  • Conduct design review meetings, summarize the results, and follow them up.
  • Coordinate with the test lab to accomplish required approval testing (RFT: Request for Testing).
  • Prepare reports and presentations for customers.
  • Meet with customers and manufacturing plant personnel to transfer information.
  • Review design problems/calculations for quality and accuracy.
  • Initiate action to prevent the occurrence of any nonconformities relating to the product, processes and quality systems.
  • Build relationships with primarily Chinese customers and Group companies whose parent company is based in Japan to meet program milestones.
  • Design with FEA analysis for low stress products to satisfy OEM requirements.
  • Create test plans, track testing progress and evaluate results to ensure parts meet customer requirements.
  • Establish and monitor DFMEA’s, DVP’s and design micro-schedules for all projects.
  • Train and monitor junior Engineers to support on-going projects and other duties as assigned.
  • Use knowledge of engineering design principles such as statics and strength of materials in the design of suspension springs and anti-roll bars in conjunction with design theories and manufacturing processes.


  • Master’s degree in Engineering or a related field.
  • Business-level fluency in English, Chinese, and Japanese (spoken and written fluency).
  • Must be available to travel 20% of the time to Europe, Mexico, and Asia.


Novi, MI

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